WHAT does the phrase Scandinavian kitchen bring to mind? According to Simply Scandinavian restaurant executive chef Mika Väätäinen the correct answer is fresh, pure and tasty.
Simply Scandinavian is a new trendy dining restaurant located in Los Boliches, Fuengirola. It is what the name says, a restaurant which offers fresh, pure and tasty food cooked by Scandinavian methods.
They use only the best ingredients putting local producers first, but of course the reindeer meat comes from Lapland and some other ingredients directly from Scandinavia according to Chef Väätäinen.
On the menu you’ll find fish in many ways as Scandinavian specialities are often based on fish, because water is everywhere up in the north.
If you’re not on the coast there will be hundreds of lakes and ponds full of fresh fish. For example, herring in cranberry sauce is something that you don’t find anywhere else. Also shrimps are used a lot and a delicious Swedish shrimp speciality is Toast Skagen which is one of the best known Scandinavian dishes.
Besides fish, Scandinavians eat a lot of game. The most exotic dishes are made of reindeer and at Simply Scandinavian you’ll be able to enjoy the traditional dish from Lapland.
It is sautéed reindeer with carrot-potato mash and lingonberries. Reindeer is also served as sirloin steak with anis sauce, whilst a Danish open roast beef sandwich with horseradish is also worth trying.
There is something for everyone in Scandinavian kitchen, not forgetting vegetarians. Berries and root vegetables are often used to top up the meal.
Grapes don’t grow in Scandinavia, so there aren’t any wines from the Nordic countries, but Scandinavians are very keen on wines and the fresh and pure food goes well with good wines.
Simply Scandinavian gave a challenge to German sommelier Peter Freislederer to build up an innovative and seductive wine list and he was told to place an emphasis on local Andalucian wines.
This was an interesting job, as to find the right wines for Scandinavian gourmets is not easy but it’s rewarding.
For example they found Flor de Indalia wine from Almeria. That is just a perfect match for salted trout or roasted seabass. With reindeer the recommendation is Garum, a full bodied red wine from the Cadiz area.
Simply Scandinavian restaurant is open every night except Mondays from 7pm and stays open until midnight.
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